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[audio]kr280 - Kaputt X Radio
Kaputt X Radio # 280 Machines vs. PeopleLocal People off the mainstream vs machinesA small documentary with info and opinion.credits: Marie Cameron " A woman and a camera on facebook, excerpt from Paradigm Tales by Virtualrenderings, sounds by St. Germain19:13 min 128 kbps 18 MB
Keywords: local global issues
Downloads: 65
[movies]Visualizing Global Issues : CSPAN : August 18, 2012 8:00pm-9:10pm EDT
Series/Special. Ed Parsons of Google says people can understand global issues through data visualization. New.
Keywords: Visualizing Global Issues; Television Program
Downloads: 143
[movies]Visualizing Global Issues : CSPAN : August 18, 2012 11:00pm-12:10am EDT
Series/Special. Ed Parsons of Google says people can understand global issues through data visualization.
Keywords: Visualizing Global Issues; Television Program
Downloads: 119
Nick Sensley visits the Woolman Semester School to give a presentation on modern day slavery.
Keywords: Nick Sensley; Woolman Semester; Slavery; Global Issues; Emily Ziontz
Downloads: 20
[movies]Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator -
2011 was a year of extraordinary people-powered resistance, starting with Arab Spring and spreading across the world. How did this resistance work so well? Srdja Popovic (who led the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000) lays out the plans, skills and tools each movement needs -- from nonviolent tactics to a sense of humor.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; politics; TEDxKrakow; 2011
Downloads: 38
[movies]Shereen El-Feki: HIV -- how to fight an epidemic of bad laws -
There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws -- laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws, based in stigma, are actually helping the disease spread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; global issues; health; law; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 100
[movies]Vinay Venkatraman: “Technology crafts” for the digitally underserved -
Two-thirds of the world may not have access to the latest smartphone, but local electronic shops are adept at fixing older tech using low-cost parts. Vinay Venkatraman explains his work in "technology crafts," through which a mobile phone, a lunchbox and a flashlight can become a digital projector for a village school, or an alarm clock and a mouse can be melded into a medical device for local triage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; technology; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 376
[movies]Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch -
There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue -- by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; communication; global issues; politics; 2010
Downloads: 188
[movies]William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes" -
William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidwest; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; war; 2010
Downloads: 150
[movies]9/11 healing: The mothers who found forgiveness, friendship -
Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; 2010
Downloads: 128
[audio]Episode 0: Introduction to Zeroism - Jim Morrison
Introductory episode of the "Episode 0" podcast.
Keywords: podcast; episode 0; 2013; news; global issues; humanity
Downloads: 52
[movies]Annette Heuser: The 3 agencies with the power to make or break economies -
The way we rate national economies is all wrong, says rating agency reformer Annette Heuser. With mysterious and obscure methods, three private US-based credit rating agencies wield immense power over national economies across the globe, and the outcomes can be catastrophic. But what if there was another way? In this bold talk, Heuser shares her vision for a non-profit agency that would bring more equality and justice into the mix.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; global issues; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 92
[movies]Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt -
Some of the world's most baffling social problems, says Peter Eigen, can be traced to systematic, pervasive government corruption, hand-in-glove with global companies. At TEDxBerlin, Eigen describes the thrilling counter-attack led by his organization Transparency International.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBerlin; TED; Talks; corruption; global issues; money; politics; 2009
Downloads: 97
[movies]Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami -
Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; physics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 131
[movies]Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs -
Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartless, disastrous" movement to stamp out the drug trade. He gives two big reasons we should focus on intelligent regulation instead.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; policy; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
Downloads: 35
[movies]Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator -
2011 was a year of extraordinary people-powered resistance, starting with Arab Spring and spreading across the world. How did this resistance work so well? Srdja Popovic (who led the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000) lays out the plans, skills and tools each movement needs -- from nonviolent tactics to a sense of hum
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; politics; TEDxKrakow; 2012
Downloads: 353
[movies]Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion -
We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she's met in her work in "patient capital" -- people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; global issues; investment; 2010
Downloads: 105
[movies]Sanjay Pradhan: How open data is changing international aid -
How do we make sure that development and aid money actually goes to the people who most need it? Sanjay Pradhan of the World Bank Institute lays out three guidelines to help relief efforts make the most impact — while curbing corruption. One key: connecting the players who are working to change broken systems with the data they need.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; development; global issues; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 8
[movies]Joseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained. -
A refugee now living in the US, Joseph Kim tells the story of his life in North Korea during the famine years. He's begun to create a new life -- but he still searches for the family he lost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 185
[movies]Khadija Gbla: My mother’s strange definition of empowerment -
Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that what happened to her was called “female genital mutilation.” In a candid and funny talk, she shares what it was like to make her way in a “clitoris-centric society,...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; global issues; women; TEDxCanberra; 2014
Downloads: 37
[movies]Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! -
When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; TEDxEQChCh; 2012
Downloads: 476
[movies]Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea -
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was “the best on the planet.” It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope -- and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 586
[movies]Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun -
Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; global issues; military; peace; war; 2011
Downloads: 412
[movies]Fredy Peccerelli: A forensic anthropologist who brings closure for the “disappeared" -
In Guatemala’s 36-year conflict, 200,000 civilians were killed — and more than 40,000 were never identified. Pioneering forensic anthropologist Fredy Peccerelli and his team use DNA, archeology and storytelling to help families find the bodies of their loved ones. It’s a sobering task, but it can bring peace of mind — and sometimes, justice.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; anthropology; global issues; war; TEDYouth 2014; 2014
Downloads: 31
[movies]Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive -
50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; poverty; war; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
Downloads: 46
[movies]Ray Zahab treks to the South Pole -
Extreme runner Ray Zahab shares an enthusiastic account of his record-breaking trek on foot to the South Pole -- a 33-day sprint through the snow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; global issues; 2009
Downloads: 103
[movies]Bruce Schneier: The security mirage -
The feeling of security and the reality of security don't always match, says computer-security expert Bruce Schneier. At TEDxPSU, he explains why we spend billions addressing news story risks, like the "security theater" now playing at your local airport, while neglecting more probable risks -- and how we can break this pattern.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxPSU; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; security; technology; 2010
Downloads: 322
[movies]John Francis walks the Earth -
For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a message of environmental respect and responsibility (for 17 of those years without speaking). A funny, thoughtful talk with occasional banjo.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; environment; global issues; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 120
[movies]David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs -
What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, he set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; prosthetics; technology; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 59
[movies]Rose George: Let's talk crap. Seriously. -
It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; water; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 203
[movies]David Cameron: The next age of government -
The leader of Britain's Conservative Party says we're entering a new era -- where governments themselves have less power (and less money) and people empowered by technology have more. Tapping into new ideas on behavioral economics, he explores how these trends could be turned into smarter policy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; global issues; politics; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 190
[movies]Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West -- the myths that mystify -
Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West -- and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; global issues; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 486
[movies]Israel and Iran: A love story? -
When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: "Iranians ... we [heart] you." Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message -- and Iranians responded in kind. The simple act of communication inspired surprising Facebook communities like "Israel loves Iran," "Iran loves Israel" and even "Palestine loves Israel."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; global issues; peace; TEDxJaffa; 2012
Downloads: 630
[movies]Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran -
Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found -- as a non-Muslim, a self-identified "tourist" in the Islamic holy book -- wasn't what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk from TEDxRainier.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; journalism; religion; 2010
Downloads: 293
[movies]Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola -
At TEDxChange, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxChange; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; philanthropy; 2010
Downloads: 423
[movies]Tony Porter: A call to men -
At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; men; women; 2010
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[movies]Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English! -
At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDubai; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; language; 2010
Downloads: 374
[movies]James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? -
James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; complexity; economics; global issues; TEDxZurich; 2012
Downloads: 222
[movies]Janine di Giovanni: What I saw in the war -
Reporter Janine di Giovanni has been to the worst places on Earth to bring back stories from Bosnia, Sierra Leone and most recently Syria. She tells stories of human moments within large conflicts -- and explores that shocking transition when a familiar city street becomes a bombed-out battleground.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; journalism; war; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
Downloads: 194
[movies]Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala -
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 102
[movies]Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust -
Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. That’s a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world … but, says philosopher Onora O’Neill, we don’t really understand what we're suggesting. She flips the question, showing us that our three most common ideas about trust are actually misdirected. (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; government; philosophy; politics; TEDxHousesofParliament; 2013
Downloads: 93
[movies]Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery -
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; global issues; photography; tedx; TEDxMaui; 2012
Downloads: 73
[movies]Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal -- race to the top! -
Kicking off the TED2013 conference, Jennifer Granholm asks a very American question with worldwide implications: How do we make more jobs? Her big idea: Invest in new alternative energy sources. And her big challenge: Can it be done with or without our broken Congress?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; energy; global issues; work; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 484
[audio]Oral English Week -
In this podcast, I discuss oral English week, part of my ESL teaching at a university in China. As always, the ESL materials are available at
Keywords: ESL; EFL; English; teaching; materials; podcast; china; global issues; activism
Downloads: 3,717
[movies]Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills -
When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; oceans; open-source; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 423
[movies]Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world -
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let's give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these "urban homeboys" are solving pressing problems on their own turf -- and maybe in the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 74
[movies]Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls -
Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family's decision to believe in their daughters -- and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
Downloads: 247
[movies]George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders -
Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's to come. “Our democracies," he says, "are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control” -- while "politicians like me have lost the trust of their peoples." How to solve it? Have citizens re-engage more directly in a new democratic bargain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 179
[movies]Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness" -
Gayla Benefield was just doing her job -- until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn’t want to know. In a talk that’s part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; TEDxDanubia; 2013
Downloads: 157
[audio]Advertising / Money Discussion Activities, Consumerism and Education in China -
This week, I describe a couple of ESL / EFL activities related to money and advertising, and talk a bit about consumerism and education in China.
Keywords: ESL; EFL; english; language; teaching; podcast; global issues; materials; ideas
Downloads: 2,637
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